by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2007
San Antonio, TX (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life law firm is looking for more women who regret their abortion decision to come forward. The Justice Foundation says it needs to receive signed legal statements from women in order to help the Supreme Court see the physical and emotional damage abortion has done to millions of women since Roe v. Wade.
Justice Foundation officials point out that the Supreme Court finally acknowledged the problems abortion causes women in its April decision upholding the partial-birth abortion ban.
Citing sworn testimony that The Justice Foundation presented, and acknowledging the argument that "abortion hurts women," the Court recognized that "some women come to regret" their abortions.
"Whether to have an abortion requires a difficult and painful moral decision" and is "fraught with emotional consequence," the Court said. The Court also noted that "severe depression and loss of esteem can follow" an abortion.
Yale Law School professor Jack M. Balkin noted this inclusion and said, "The new rhetoric of pro-life forces [that Abortion Hurts Women] is no longer just rhetoric. It is now part of Supreme Court doctrine. That is the big news."
Although the Court acknowledged the harm of abortion, it also stated it had "no reliable data to measure" the extent of the problem.
The Justice Foundation tells LifeNews.com, "The most effective way to show the Court the magnitude of the problem is to collect a much larger number of testimonies."
The Justice Foundation has collected affidavits and declarations through its project, Operation Outcry, from approximately 2000 women since the year 2000. This large body of sworn testimony from women who are victims of abortion has appeared before national and state courts and legislatures.
The group hopes more women will come forward to help the Supreme Court understand the damage abortion has caused women and that it will eventually overturn Roe v. Wade.
"Your testimony in a declaration can be used in legal cases and in state national and international legislative efforts to end or limit abortion, such as an abortion ban, informed consent, parental consent, etc," the group says.
The Justice Foundation says any woman who wants her privacy to remain intact can use only her first name or her initials.
Women who want to get involved can find more information at https://www.operationoutcry.org